KAREN ELIZABETH BAKER

BIO

Karen Baker was born in Lawton Oklahoma and lives in Honolulu Hawai’i. She attended UCLA and is currently completing her BFA at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. She also studied with photographers Shelby Lee Adams, Rober Ballen, Julie Blackmon, and Keith Carter.

2465 Ala Wai Boulevard, PH1
Honolulu, HI 96815
karenbakerhi@gmail.com
karenelizabethbakerphotography.com

My work in photography explores the intersection of culture, history and politics within the context of the passing of time.  The images I make are social landscapes, portraying the effects of humans in an environment, creating a human-altered landscape.  Some photographs incorporate the natural landscape, but they are distinctly not about the natural world.  I mix documentarian traditions of lens-based capture with appropriated images from popular culture.  In blurring the boundaries between high and low art forms, I am contemplative of the role of photography as a commodity in and of itself.

Exhibitions

2017 “Family Vacation.” Town,Honlulu, HI   (solo)
“Da Babi’i.” Surfjack, Honolulu, HI (solo)
2016 Amboy TV.” Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA (group)
2015 “TB House 1.” Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA (group)
“TB House 2.” Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA (group)
2014 “Mayhem.” Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
(group)
Indoor Outdoor.” Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA 
(group)
Biking Baby.” Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA (group)
2013 Mayhem.” Venice Artwalk, Venice, CA (group)
The Alley.” Venice Artwalk,Venice, CA  (group)
Family Vacation, Driving, Mayhem.” MagPi, Studio City, CA (solo)
2012 Family Vacation.” Fox Studios Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
City Center.” Fox Studios Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Family Vacation.” The Perfect Exposure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (group)
 
2010 Family Vacation.” DKRM Gallery West, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Family Vacation.” LACDA Snap to Grid, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2009 Salton Sea, Joshua Tree, Jenna.” Venice Artwalk, Venice, CA (group)
2008 State Fair, Train, El Centro.” Venice Artwalk, Venice, CA (group)

Public Collections

Howard Hughes Corporation, Honolulu, HI
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